The Territorial Army wants people in MK

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The 38th Signal Regiment is reaching out to prospective new recruits at an event in Bletchley next week.

The event at the Territorial Army Centre, Water Eaton Road, is part of an extensive recruitment campaign aiming to expand the army to 30,000 soldiers by 2018.

It will be held from 7.30pm until 9:30pm on October 8 with a range of demonstrations and activities on offer. It’s hoped to fill 200 roles including chefs, drivers, medics, caterers, infantrymen, engineers and more.

To promote the campaign the Army broadcast adverts live from operations in Afghanistan which captured soldiers going about their everyday duties as Reservists alongside their Regular counterparts.

Brigadier Andrew Jackson, the director of recruiting and training for the Army, said: “We are always looking for talented people to take up the challenge of a career in the Army.

“No matter what your skills or background, the Army has something to offer you and an Army job provides opportunities to learn much more beyond military skills.

“It will develop you and show you the strengths you didn’t know you had. These statistics show that one in five people would consider joining the Army so we need to encourage those individuals to come forward and find out more about joining us.

“The day is about helping people in Bletchley take the first step toward a successful career in the Army, and beyond.”